Recycling initiatives

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is known for its efforts in sustainability, there is a mounting problem related to waste management. Poor infrastructure and a lack of education and policies is leading to overflowing

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Want to give your spring cleaning new meaning this year?  HopeLine from Verizon is an easy way to get rid of old wireless phones and chargers cluttering your home. The program refurbishes donated

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news - but there's a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process -- since it

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Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker

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Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Coca-Cola has commissioned several crate man throughout South Africa, but Elliot, who is nearly 60 feet tall and weighs a whopping 27 tons, carries a special message. Made out of 4200 plastic Coke crates,

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World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

Unleashing a world-wide project to clean up the planet, Let's Do It World is bringing groups on every continent together for World Clean Up 2012. Driven to do something about the 100 million tons of

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EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you'd throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative piece of tech

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a

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Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Keeping our national parks beautiful should be a nation-wide effort, and the Grand Canyon National Park is hoping to take a step in the new year that would make that easier for everyone by banning the

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Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

While it's fine to indulge in holiday food and festivities, we should also be conscious of the impact our activities have on the planet. Studies reveal that waste in the US increases by a shocking 25%

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Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Today is the 15th annual America Recycles Day and to celebrate, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is asking you to do your part to raise awareness about where electronics can be recycled. To help

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember them

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Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Argentine studio Designo Patagonia created this awesome series of Tetris-shaped street furniture that showcases recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans, and paper. Located within a city park in

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of Holy

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Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

According to a new report by the International Data Corporation, the United States' electronics recycling industry is booming with 3.5 million tons of electronics recycled in the US in 2010 and resold at

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet from Don Cheadle There's been a lot of hubbub over Captain Planet's upcoming debut on the silver screen. With tons of rumors flying about over the last few months as

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing, life-saving gadget

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Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple has decided to open its recycling program to a wider electronics world and will now be accepting old PCs, iPods and iPhones for free. They used to charge PC owners $30 to take their old computers -

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Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

A new study by Scarborough has revealed that the greenest people in the United States also happen to be high earners with a taste for luxury. The study calls these individuals the “Super

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Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

It’s hard to believe, but less than half of Chicago's residents currently have access to the city's recycling service. A program initiated in 2008 gave blue carts to a third of city residents for weekly

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Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

The project, called Recycling Sunday, was commissioned by Galeria Starter to occupy a local plaza for only twelve hours. One thousand colored plastic bags were scattered about the area, each fitted with a

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A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

General Motors has been quietly greening its manufacturing facilities, powering plants with landfill gas and bringing 76 of them (over half of its 145 plants) to landfill-free status in the last few

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NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

News from the septic tank appears to be all the rage as of late, and it seems as though NASA is also on board. This Friday, their innovative design to recycle human urine into a “sugary drink”

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